I have a secret
For 18 years I have never told
Of the baby i birthed
At just 17 years old.
A baby girl put up for adoption
This was not my parent’s decision
It was my 1st option
At 22 I meet a man.
Fall in love as deep as one can.
I tell my secret when we are drunk
He is not happy – mad as a skunk
No one knows my secret
Not my friends not my brother
The only ones to know
Was my father and mother.
For 18 years I buried my secret
Then one day a phone call just for me
While i was standing preparing tea.
Hello Vivienne, is this you
I think your my birth mother
STOP – WAIT – SILENCE – Yes I SAY
I now have no secret
I can tell the world
Except my husband
Happy he is not
I have changed our world with this secret of mine
He told me our marriage
Would have never of been
If i had come clean.
2 years later and how am i feeling
Still coping with the mood shifts and dealings.
If you think you love someone
And that they are your sole mate
Tell them your secret
Or one of you will hate.